Preschool

Galloway understands that young learners comprehend and enjoy stimulating concepts and material. Research findings in numerous fields, including neuroscience and cognitive psychology, have found the value of exposing the under five set to complex ideas and content. The research also confirms that children this age learn in very distinct ways that are dissimilar to how older children approach learning.

Therefore, our preschool program is designed to respect children and their developmental stages. We nurture the intellect, prioritize the creative process, and encourage relationships in a safe daily routine. Our process allows students to develop self-efficacy skills, while building a solid academic foundation.

We value:

  • Play as a critically important vehicle in students' intellectual and social development
  • Fun, engaged, hands-on, participatory learning
  • Integrated, thematic units of study
  • Experimentation and exploration
  • Development, expansion, and articulation of ideas
  • Collaboration, including the recognition and acceptance of others and their ideas
  • Exposure and exploration of a variety of experiences, projects, and discussions
  • Various opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skill mastery
  • Cultivation of a global worldview
  • Growth of personal responsibility and integrity
  • Independent thinking and problem solving
  • Inter-reliant connection between home and school.

Below is an overview of concepts covered at the preschool grade level. It is not a comprehensive list of skills or content covered. Rather, it is a sampling of the range and type of learning that comprise the 3's and preschool grade level curriculum.

Preschool Curriculum

Language Arts

Receptive/Expressive language

  • Understanding and responding to spoken language including directions
  • Developing oral vocabulary
  • Reciting finger plays, songs, nursery rhymes, reader's theater
  • Listening to and understanding stories
  • Expressing individual needs, feelings, and ideas
  • Modulating voice when communicating

Reading

  • Turning pages in a book from right to left
  • Making predictions
  • Recognizing uppercase letters
  • Recognizing letters through sound prompts
  • Enjoying rhyming
  • Blending and segmenting sounds

Writing

  • Recognizing and writing first name
  • Developing mature writing grip
  • Communicating ideas through pictures and words
  • Copying letters and words

Social Studies

  • Building respect for others and self
  • Identifying characteristics of families
  • Studying painters and inventors
  • Exploring travel and trip destinations
  • Participating in service projects

Math

  • Building patterns
  • Recognizing numerals
  • Recognizing shapes
  • Measuring objects
  • Counting objects with one to one correspondence
  • Comparing and contrasting number values in various forms
  • Ordering numbers
  • Identifying, names, and manipulating shapes and units of measure
  • Combination and separation of sets
  • Developing math related vocabulary

Science

  • Exploring objects creatively
  • Recycling
  • Studying animal types and characteristics
  • Investigating color, light, and shadows
  • Developing a class curiosity unit

Cooperative and Independent learning skills

  • Paying attention
  • Following directions
  • Actively participating
  • Working with focus
  • Showing growth in managing emotions
  • Handling materials responsibly
  • Helping others and speaking politely to others
  • Eagerly exploring new ideas and concepts
  • Developing tools to be a good friend
  • Understanding themselves as individuals
  • Using words to solve problems

Kinetic Wellness

  • movement exploration: up, down, in, out, around, through, over, and under
  • gross motor movements
  • introduction to ball skills: tossing, throwing, catching, kicking
  • hiking/nature walks
  • chase, tag, parachute play
  • dancing and singing
  • balance activities/yoga
  • following game directions
  • bones, germs, healthy foods
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